Pat Kinsel

EIR @PolarisVC | Formerly co-founder CEO @Spindle (acquired by Twitter) & @Microsoft

Pat is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Polaris Partners and has built products in the mobile, search, social, local, productivity, and collaboration spaces.

Follow Pat on Twitter at @Patk or on his blog at

Pat joined Polaris from Spindle, a company he co-founded and led as CEO until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patent pending search technology to surface the most timely and interesting updates from services like Twitter and Facebook.

Prior to Spindle, Pat was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. He led development of Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before, Pat helped launch Bing Social Search in October 2009.

Pat is an advisor to Spark Labs Korea and an expert in residence at Harvard's Innovation Lab.

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